Making Progress

This weekend felt like a weekend of moving forward, of taking solid steps that bring us nearer to our goal.

We have a basement!  This week the framing is starting and the house will begin to take shape.  But it isn’t just the house that has seen some work…

Base camp!  After some serious strimming (and some serious cursing of the strimmer for being useless and stalling…a lot) Stephen erected this tent.  It feels good to have a little ‘home’ on our land, somewhere to sit when the sun is too much, a place to store a few bits and pieces that we want to leave but mainly a feeling of permanence.   It’s psychological I know but knowing that we ‘could’ sleep here if we wanted, that theoretically we ‘could’ manage living here is very comforting.  It makes longer days on the land possible and desirable, knowing that it if gets a bit too hot, or a little rain comes in, we can cosy up in the tent for a bit.  And Stephen used all his extra time very wisely…

With the boys on his knee, Stephen mowed several acres of grass and brush.  These open areas gave our land the look of a real farm, a place where animals can graze, plants grow and children run.  It felt that things were starting to take shape.  Our future is still a little over the horizon, but now it feels that it is starting to come into view.

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  1. #1 by Valerie on June 22, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Oooooh, this is really taking shape, isn’t it!!? Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!! 🙂

    • #2 by emmalina73 on June 27, 2011 - 1:40 am

      I am so over the top excited I can’t tell you. We have many months ahead but to see it taking shape like this is literally a dream come true!

  2. #3 by Rain on June 22, 2011 - 3:07 pm

    Your husband looks so happy on his mower/tractor! 🙂 Congratulations on the basement and base camp!

    • #4 by emmalina73 on June 27, 2011 - 1:40 am

      He was having a great time! There is something about the Y chromosome plus a tractor that makes all right with the world!

  3. #5 by movita on June 23, 2011 - 4:00 pm

    This is terribly exciting. It looks like a real house!

    Also, I’m quite sure bugs will get into that tent. Please be very careful.

    • #6 by emmalina73 on June 27, 2011 - 1:39 am

      It is pant wettingly exciting! I just want to stay all day and watch it get bigger but I have to feed the children and such. Sigh. I am also noticing many bugs in the tent so am staying outside which is becoming empty of bugs as they are all in the tent. Cunning.

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